Tag: dental care
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Jim RosicaApril 25, 2016

Nearly 3,000 needy people received $2.7 million worth of free dental care this weekend in Jacksonville. The event, Florida Mission of Mercy 2016, was sponsored by the Florida Dental Association Foundation. It was held at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center. This year’s event drew 2,400 volunteers, according to a press release, including almost 600 dentists […]

Peter SchorschApril 16, 2016

And so it goes, another attempt to change the state’s alimony regimen, down in flames. This year’s bill (SB 668) was complicated by the addition of language from another measure in the 2016 Legislative Session. It would have changed the beginning assumption of child custody (or “time-sharing”) to 50/50 between spouses. And that is what […]

Jim RosicaApril 15, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott Thursday vetoed legislation that could have helped poor and rural Floridians get dental care, saying it held too much potential for abuse of public dollars. The bill (HB 139), filed by state Rep. Travis Cummings, had been passed unanimously by both chambers of the Legislature in the 2016 Legislative Session. It created […]

Phil AmmannMarch 10, 2015

On Tuesday, a Florida House panel killed a bill attempting to overhaul the Florida Medicaid program that provides dental care for children. With a 6-to-6 tie, the House Health Innovation Subcommittee shelved HB 601, filed by Tequesta Republican Rep. MaryLynn Magar. In the state’s new Medicaid managed-care structure, HMOs and other plans are responsible for offering […]

Guest AuthorFebruary 19, 2014

It is well known that Florida has difficult challenges in delivering oral-health services to low-income children. Yet progress is being made. Florida’s prepaid “carved out” dental-health plans are able to maximize dollars received from the state and boost provider participation in their networks. They are directly accountable to the state government. This progress will be […]


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